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UNS C16500 copper has good corrosion resistance and moderate strength. C16500 copper is slightly stronger than C16200. The following datasheet will provide details about UNS C16500 copper.
The following table shows the chemical composition of UNS C16500 copper.
The physical properties of UNS C16500 copper are given in the following table.
The mechanical properties of UNS C16500 copper are tabulated below.
||14100-71100 psi |
|Elongation at break (in 38.1 mm)
|Modulus of elasticity
Equivalent materials to UNS C16500 copper are:
- ASTM B105
- ASTM B9
- UNS C16500
Fabrication and Heat Treatment
The machinability rate of UNS C16500 copper is 20.
Soldering, brazing, gas shielded arc welding and butt welding are considered as suitable welding processes, whereas processes such as oxyacetylene welding, coated metal arc welding, spot welding, and seam welding are not recommended for UNS C16500 copper.
UNS C16500 copper has good hot working property with the preferred hot working temperature being between 774 and 871°C (1425 and 1600°F).
UNS C16500 copper has excellent cold working properties.
The annealing temperature of UNS C16500 copper is between and 427 and 788°C (800 and 1450°F).
The C16500 is mainly used for trolley wire. It is sometimes chosen for machined products.